Cynthia Pollard has worked in the sexual and reproductive health, hospital and acute settings field for more than 30 years and has a strong history in abortion care, sexual health and HIV and social justice sectors. Cynthia has a passion for the political and advocacy agendas focusing on sexual and reproductive health. She has a Master’s degree in sexual health and is the clinical nurse consultant at Marie Stopes Australia – a national not-for-profit abortion and contraception provider.
Author of the Sharks & Lovers series, Frankie Banks was the first writer to showcase her novels at Sexpo Australia in 2016 and readers from as far as Iran, Syria, U.S and England have all enjoyed Frankie’s normalising approach to sex. As a writing mentor to a variety of clients from army officers, business men and women, prisoners and porn stars, Frankie wants to encourage everyone to write believing that it creates order, helps to heal and generates success. A leader of sexual liberation, Frankie loves to hear and give voice to everyone she meets.
SEX ED IN THE CITY
Sydney based Sex Coach MisJif teams up with Mr & Mrs Atom from the Australian Swinger’s podcast, By the Bi, to create the dynamic threesome – Sex Ed in the City. Combining their skills as Sex Educators, Sex Ed in the City run fun, entertaining and highly educational workshops in Sydney and around NSW on a wide variety of sexy and sensual topics, all designed to fuel a great conversation between couples, ultimately spicing up time spent in (and out) of the bedroom. They firmly believe the best recipe for wellbeing, involves creating dynamic and intimate relationships.
Relationship and sex coach
EJ Love is a love, relationship and sex coach and tantric sexual healer. She helps people to heal and empower themselves in their relationships, love, intimacy and sex. Speaking through her own personal experience, she travels the world sharing her message through speaking events, media, radio shows and writing articles, books and blogs as well as often being interviewed on morning TV shows. She is on a mission to help people to heal themselves so that they can have amazing relationships and fulfilling sex lives.
Koraly Dimitriadis is a freelance columnist and has written for Daily Life, The SMH, SBS, Daily Telegraph and more. She is a writer, performer and a poet; her poetry extending into film and theatre. She is the author of Love and F**k Poems, a bestseller for the poetry genre in Australia – it has been published in the UK and translated into Greek.
Australian Sexuality Educator
Siren Vandoll is an Australian Sexuality Educator & Consultant working to empower people through education, creation and advocacy. Engaging her unique skillset, she collaborates with individuals, groups, organisations and companies to promote sex positivity, share knowledge and promote inclusivity.
Siren is dedicated to reforming and improving all intersections of sex, sexuality and gender and her consultancy and outreach are informed by this. Her work with brands, organisations and professionals not only aims to achieve the best outcomes for her clients, but to also for the people they serve. By keeping inclusivity, empowerment and accessibility as the foundation of everything she does, Siren hopes she can help build a safer, more compassionate world for all.
Heidiv is a 24-year-old camgirl from Melbourne who has been camming for over 3 years full-time with MyFreeCams. She is studying civil engineering and enjoys yoga, art, doughnuts, tea and hiking.
Pauline Ryeland, Intimacy Whisperer ® works as an Intimacy, Sex & Relationship Coach & Educator. She is a Somatic Sexological Body Worker, Tantra Teacher & Facilitator and a Master Trainer & Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Advanced Subconscious Reprogramming, Errikson Hypnotherapy, a Results Coach & Performance Consultant. Pauline works with individuals and couples around any challenges they may be experiencing with intimacy, sex, relationships and everything in between. She works with all aspects of mind, body and spirit to bring you to a place of alignment with your intimate and sexual desires.
Ben Morrisson is lead counsellor at World Tribe, a practice dedicated to the healthy development of sexual identity and relationships. Ben is an educator, coach and counsellor. he works in drug awareness education and coaching clients through the various challenges of making alternative lifestyle choices. Ben believes that much of the way we communicate, and treat each other are habits that are deeply ingrained into our social experience often to the detriment of our relationships and happiness.
He is currently working on his book “The Secret Business of Men” : A guide to developing a healthy men in modern society. He is dedicated to helping people meet the challenges of relationships and negotiate their way to healthy identities. Ben brings years of professional and personal experience navigating the challenges of living with other humans.
International Adult Star
As an industry veteran, Brandy Aniston is no stranger to the adult world. Her Armenian and Thai background gives her one of the most exotic looks to ever grace the adult screen. This tattooed vixen is known for her insane performing skills as well as her acting ability.
A triple threat, Brandy can also act, professionally dance and rock any adult scene. She has performed in over 200 films and graced the covers of many top adult magazines including the Penthouse “Danni Girl of the Month” (January 2013) and “Penthouse Danni Girl of the Year” (2014).
A lifelong member of the kink scene and adult industries, Lady Severine visited her first fetish club accidentally as a teenager. A few years of travelling gave Sev the opportunities to meet kinkster in San Francisco, Brighton, London and Amsterdam, where she made friends, found mentors and found her home.
Lady Severine has worked as a kink educator, fetish club manager, burlesque and cabaret event producer and performer, professional Dominatrix, dungeon monitor, sex toy reviewer, adult retailer, latex and fetish model, sexual health educator and these days can be found at the Hellfire Club of Queensland or hosting workshops with Kinkk Clininc.
Sexpo Event Director
Bentleigh joined SEXPO in 2015 as Event Director, after spending 12 years in the project and event management fields. Having previously traveled Australia-wide, delivering experiential activations and micro-events on behalf of leading Australian and international brands, taking the reins of SEXPO was a natural and exciting transition.
Having completed a Masters in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in 2016, Bentleigh’s vision is to take SEXPO to the next level of consumer event interaction, entertainment and enjoyment.
Join Bentleigh in the S.H.A.R.E. Seminar Theatre to hear about the past, present and future of SEXPO and for a light-hearted open Q&A session.
Renon is a 22 year old vagabond, activist and sex worker. They work for Respect Inc, a Brisbane based organisation that is run and led by Queensland Sex Workers. Renon has diverse experience in the sex industry including street based sex work, escorting, porn, cam work and erotic massage. They have a strong interest in social equity, human rights and ending discrimination against marginalised communities. They are a full time queer, part time Social Justice Mage and all round slut.
“Fifty Shades of Hey”
Exploring some of the real time themes and dilemmas for people of an increasingly digital age in a world of human kink connection.
Max Mack is a leather man (former Mr Queensland leather 2014) who is also a social worker and mental health clinician who like many of us crosses many intersections of the world.
Pauline is a certified Somatic Sexological Body Worker, certified Tantra Teacher & Facilitator and a certified Master Trainer & Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Advanced Subconscious Reprogramming, Errikson Hypnotherapy, a Results Coach & Performance Consultant.
Pauline works with individuals and couples around any challenges they may be experiencing with intimacy, sex, relationships and everything in between.